A Story of Covid
This isn't from a newspaper or TV, and probably breaks a bunch of HIPA laws, so make of it what you will.
Nurses talk, and docs do too even if to a lesser extent. They shouldn't but they do, and this is the story roughly as told to me.
There are lots of infections downtown in younger people, they don't die as much but with so many infections in the 30 to 50 age group a lot are ending up in the hospital. It was the most common age group for hospitalized patients here, not sure if that's still true with numbers hitting the roof. We're a healthy population, always score high on those lack of obesity by state surveys. We bike and run and climb and kayak and all that.
Somehow this whole family was infected. Not sure if the kids brought it from school or what. Kids doing well, like kids, no outward signs, just tested positive, not even teenagers yet. Both parents in the hospital, young 40s, healthy. Both in serious condition. Dad got worse, moved him up to the top floor where the ICU is. They cut me in this hospital, big place, lotta serious operations all the time. Probably shouldn't say the name. They knew dad wasn't going to make it, they've seen so many they know which one's are goners. They let the wife go up to say goodbye. They don't usually do that but she was already infected, same hospital.
Nurses and docs all choked up. I guess they can imagine that being them.